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Advocacy Group Studies Jax Dropout Rate

Communities in Schools of Jacksonville

It’s a crisis across the country, and Jacksonville is no exception. High school students are dropping out before they reach graduation.In Duval County, one in three kids don’t get their diploma. One local organization is trying to change that, and they’re seeing some success. 

Leon Baxton, Interim CEO of dropout prevention organization Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, joined Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect to discuss how to keep kids in school.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.